2022 Contest theme: “The World of Down Under”

Australia being our guest of honor for the 2022 Pour l’Amour du Fil show, next year’s theme will be: “The World of Down Under”

a play on the nickname given to Australia. But please, let your imagination run wild…the bottom of the oceans with their splendid carol reefs, is also an antire world “down under”! There are unlimited worlds to explore and create! We can’t wait to discover what you are all going to make, but we have no doubt it is going to be fabulous!

3D, traditional, contemporary… Every single type of textile art can be used to create your very own project, which you may enter in one of the two following catagories:

  • “Flat“ textile works: Quilts, Embroideries, etc…
  • “Voluminous“ textile works: boxes, objects, clothes or any other kind of 3D textile creation.

This contest is open to EVERY fabric art (quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery, lace, crochet, etc.).

The deadline to send your entry form is the 1st of March 2022 along with the first pictures of your project. Please send them by email or by regular mail.

The Contest rules can be downloaded below. We invite you to carefully study all the selection criteria to ensure that your work is selected and to respect the registration deadlines!

Throwback on the 2021 Contest: “It’s my Cup of Tea!”


You have been many to take part in our 2020-2021 contest and we wanted to thank you for that!

With over 70 works of art coming from all over Europe and even from Australia, the “It’s my Cup of Tea” theme seems to have inspired all of you: quilts, objects in 3D, appliqués, embroideries… We couldn’t help but admire this mix of creativity and of craftsmanship. The jury decided during the Pour l’Amour du Fil show, on the 29th of September, which creations deserved a special place in the spotlights.

1st prize : Valérie Dondaine “The 4 Corners”,
wins a €1000 cheque from Quiltmania Editions

2nd prize : Laura Gamaleri “Laura’s Tea Room”,
wins a sewing machine offered by Atlantic Machine à Coudre

3rd prize : Caroline Brochot “Libertea Time”,
wins bundles of fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics

4th prize : Gayle Brindley “Enduring Happiness”,
wins a Sewline kit

5th prize : Catherine Fuhrer “Five O’Clock Tea”,
wins a set of Wonderfil threads

6th prize : Anne Varley “The first cup of the day”,
wins a Daylight table lamp

7th prize : Christine Mahé “Lord of my Garden”,
wins a voucher for Je Quilte Pour Vous

8th prize : Isabelle Kauffman “Les Chardons d’Écosse”,
wins a The Grace Company cutting mat